The History of Quickdraft
Quickdraft has more than 60 years of experience in the development of products for diverse markets, providing a range of engineering and product solutions to meet tough material handling and exhaust challenges.
"We make long-lived, quality products and we have many return customers due to our attention to detail in engineering, design and manufacturing," said Joe Ovnic, general manager.
The company was founded in 1953 as Basic Improvements, Inc. in the Dueber-Hampden Watch Works building. When it was founded, the company focused solely on manufacturing draft control equipment.
Then in 1957, the company name was changed to Quickdraft and their line of innovative products began to include material handling systems.
The first material handling system unloaded ground cork from boxcars. This task which used to take 80 hours was reduced to 16 hours. Since that first material handling system, Quickdraft has continued developing new conveying and exhaust equipment to help their customers save time and money.
"Though our methods have grown and changed over the years, one thing that has remained constant is quality in people, products and services,” Ovnic said.
In 1961 Quickdraft moved operations to their current facility in Canton, Ohio. Additional shipping, painting and R&D facilities were added in 1986, which expanded operations to 68,000 square feet.
Quickdraft offers complete solutions backed by engineering, service and product support. Our products and services have helped industries in the manufacturing, agriculture and food industries.
Contact Quickdraft to see how our innovative conveying and exhaust technology can benefit your business.